Campaign: G8 & G20 SUMMITS

Join the OPSEU delegation at G20 rally

June 25, 2010 OPSEU President Smokey Thomas and NUPGE President James Clancy will lead our Union's delegation at the G20 rally on Saturday, June 26 at 1 pm.

Join us as we demonstrate against G20 governments who have spent trillions of dollars to save banks and financial markets only to turn around and cut public spending, public services and jobs. We are calling for a Robin Hood Tax - a tiny tax of 0.05% on trades in stocks, bonds and currencies - which would not affect ordinary consumers but would raise $650 billion a year to create jobs, reduce debt and fight poverty.

The rally begins at Queen's Park on the lawn south of the legislature. OPSEU will have a truck at the northeast corner near the stage with free green Robin Hood Tax T-shirts for the first 300 OPSEU members and staff. Our truck will also have water and snacks available.

Please see the map and the route of the march below.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

G20 rally updates all day on OPSEU website

June 25, 2010 Follow the G20 rally blog on the OPSEU website Saturday, June 26. Starting at 10 am the OPSEU website will be posting rally updates. Focussing on the OPSEU and NUPGE delegation, www.opseu.org will include photos and details of the day’s activities from the heart of the action.

June 25, 2010 The Court has acted in favour of The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) by ruling to limit the use of “sonic cannons” or Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs). 

OPSEU to support Robin Hood Tax at G20 rally

June 22, 2010 OPSEU will be handing out free Robin Hood Tax t-shirts to hundreds of OPSEU members at the G20 rally. Be sure to come early to the OPSEU station at the north-east of Queen’s Park to get your t-shirt. Show your support for this important proposal to impose a small tax on financial transactions which would bring in billions of dollars for much need funding for the public good. 

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People First! We Deserve Better!
G8 & G20 rally and march


The G8 & G20 Summits offer Finance Ministers and central bank governors an opportunity to discuss our economic and financial policies. Come out to the rally that will address the real issues of economic recovery, environment, human rights, decent jobs, and social justice. Download rally poster PDF

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Queen's Park - Toronto
See map below for March route

Buses to the G20 Summit from around Ontario:

Download bus schedule

OPSEU buses to the G20 Summit from Region 4:

http://www.opseuregion4.org/

Locating OPSEU at Queen’s Park during the rally:

Download map

 
 

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